The Method of the Recitation

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Page 86 - the world to darkness and to me. " Now fades the glimmering landscape on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds; " Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower The moping owl does to the moon complain Of such as, wandering near her secret bower, Molest her ancient, solitary reign.
Page 287 - under this head that artificial observation which is called experiment. " 2. That process of tying up similar facts into bundles ticketed and ready for use, which is called comparison and classification, the results of the process, the ticketed bundles, being named general propositions. " 3. Deduction, which takes us from the general proposition to facts gained — teaches us, if I may
Page 275 - This closed the bloody fight; Ferguson's second in command, seeing all further resistance hopeless, hoisted a white flag, beat a parley, and surrendered at discretion. One hundred and fifty of the enemy had fallen, and as many been wounded; while of the Americans, but twenty were killed, though a considerable number were wounded.
Page 287 - teaches us, if I may so say, to anticipate from the ticket what is inside the bundle. And finally, — " 4. Verification, which is the process of ascertaining whether in point of fact our anticipation is a correct
Page 271 - occasionally decorated with colored fringe and tassels. Each man had his long rifle and hunting-knife, his wallet, or knapsack, and blanket, and either a buck's tail or sprig of evergreen in his hat. Here and there an officer appeared in the continental uniform of blue and buff, but most preferred the half-Indian
Page 271 - Williams, Cleveland, McDowell, and Sevier. "Threatened by a force so superior in numbers and fierce in hostility, Ferguson remembered the instructions of Cornwallis, and breaking up his quarters he pushed for the British army, sending messengers ahead to apprise his lordship of
Page 271 - There was neither tent nor equipage, neither baggage nor wagon, to encumber the movements of that extemporaneous host. Prompt warriors of the wilderness, with them it was 'Seize the weapon — spring into the saddle — and away!' In going into action, it was their practice to dismount and tie their horses, so as to have them at hand for use after
Page 270 - He was encouraged to this step by the persuasion that there was no force in that part of the country able to look him in the face. He had no idea that the behavior of his followers had arrayed the very wilderness against him.
Page 66 - the mind of humanity, placed in the midst of phenomena and striving to comprehend them, has, after endless comparisons, speculations, experiments, and theories, reached its present knowledge of each subject by a specific route;

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